Tipaleli Fotu Athlete Profile

Tipaleli Fotu

Tipaleli Fotu
Position: Throws Height: 6-1 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2005-2007 | 2010-2011 Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT Last School: Pleasant Grove High School

Personal

  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Parents are Bill and Janet Fotu

Before BYU

  • State champion in shot put
  • State champion in discus as a senior
  • Region champion
  • Lettered in basketball and volleyball

Summary

  • All-MWC (Indoor Weight Throw 2007)

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: Weight Throw- 58-09.25; Shot Put- 41-07; Hammer Throw- 175-01;    Discus- 142-06


2005 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Finished second in the weight throw with a throw of 53-09.75 at the BYU Indoor Meet
  • Placed fifth in the weight with a throw of 54-11.50 at the Washington Invitational
  • Took fifth in the weight at the Mountain States Games with a throw of 55-03
  • Threw the weight 57-08 at the MWC Indoor Championships to place fifth
  • Competed in the shot put (41-07) and weight throw (53-10.5) at the Husky Classic

Outdoor:

  • Threw the hammer (175-01) at the Arizona State Invitational
  • Placed third in the hammer (174-04) and eighth in the discus (131-01) at the BYU Outdoor Meet
  • Took third in the hammer (164-02) at the Robison Invitational
  • Named Academic All-MWC

2006 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Won the weight throw competition (56'0") and placed seventh in the shot put (37'2.5") at the Cougar Indoor Meet
  • Placed sixth in the weight throw (56'8") at the Lobo Indoor Invitational
  • Finished fifth in the weight throw (54'11.75") at the Health Alliance Classic
  • Competed in the shot put (34'3.5") and weight throw (55'4.5") at the Mountain States Games
  • Won the weight throw (58'9.25") at the Albuquerque Indoor Invitational
  • Placed sixth in the weight throw (58'0") at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor:

  • Took first place in the hammer throw (172-06.75) and fourth in the discus (142-06.0) at the Cal Poly Invitational
  • Came in sixth in the hammer (174-03) and participated in the discus (126-06) at the ASU Invitational
  • Named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center

2007 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Had her best throw of the season in the weight throw (61 feet 9.50 inches) at the TCR Invitational at UNM
  • Won the weight throw at the Idaho State University Invitational
  • Won the hammer throw at the TCR Invitational at UNM
  • Set a new Swenson GYM Arena Record in the hammer throw 61 feet 4 inches at the Wildcat Indoor Open at Weber State University
  • Took second in the weight throw at the MWC Championships
  • Named to the All-MWC Indoor Team

Outdoor:

  • Placed second in the hammer throw at the Monterey, Mexico meet
  • Took third in the hammer at the Cougar Invitational
  • Threw a season-best 179 feet 5 inches to place second in the hammer throw at the Weber Twilight meet
  • Threw a season best 130 feet 10 inches in the discus at the MWC Championships
  • Competed in the hammer throw at the West Region meet

2010 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Placed second in the weight throw at her first four meets of the season, including the BYU Indoor Invitational (17.50m), Bengal Shootout (17.60m), Cherry and Silver Invitational (17.44m) and Bronco Invitational (17.55m)
  • Competed at the New Balance Invitational in the weight throw, placing fourth (18.17m)
  • Placed fourth at the MWC Indoor Championships in the weight throw (17.30m)

Outdoor:

  • Started outdoor season at the Spring Break Classic, finishing first in the hammer throw (49.98m) and 11th in the discus (36.90m)
  • Competed in the hammer throw (50.26m) and the discus (37.37m) at the Stanford Invitational
  • Placed sixth in the hammer throw (53.42m) with a personal best throw at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Finished third in the hammer throw (53.24m) at the Robison Invitational
  • Competed at the MWC Outdoor Championships, finishing 13th in the hammer throw (44.70m) and 21st (34.53m)